The intricate balance of our immune system is key to protection from cancer and infection. The sympathetic nervous system activated at low levels helps mature immune cells that are key to fighting cancer and infections. Over stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system actually has a deleterious affect on the immune system increasing risk of illness.
Healthy love has positive effects on the body. Feelings of love have been shown to reduce heart disease, lower blood pressure, improve the immune system, help us recover faster from illness, and increase longevity.
Stress is inevitable. There is healthy stress that helps us live productive lives but there is unhealthy stress that can lead to chronic illness. Obesity is an chronic inflammatory state and over time suppresses the immune system.
Shalom is the Hebrew word for peace but it's has even a deeper meaning: harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare, and tranquility. Join me today in the journey of how peace (rest) leads to physical and spiritual health
Did you know okra is a fruit with cancer fighting properties? Food both spiritual and physical is medicine for our soul and body. Emotions are real but unhealthy emotions can over time damage our soul and our body.
Rest, diet, and meditation are some steps to staying healthy during stress. Stress can suppress our immune system increasing our risk of illness. Resting our mind, body, and spirit is very important to a healthy immune system. Certain foods can support the immune system- blueberries, spinach, broccoli, kefir, almonds, sunflower seeds, oily fish, oranges and kiwi, tumeric, sweet potatoes, ginger, garlic, green tea, red bell pepper, and dark chocolate. Fasting also supercharges our immune cells helping them fight infection better.
Stress can increase our risk of illness. In this era of COVID-19, not only is important to wash your hands, limit contacts, and large crowds, but it's just important to take measure to care mentally and physically for yourself. Join me today as I dicuss 3 steps I think are important to our health during stressful times.
The Gut and Brain are connected through the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve calms us down through our breath. Diet is important to our brain and gut but the number one cause is stress. Our emotional health is important to our physical health and maybe just as important as our diet.
The brain is an amazing organ with the power to heal. Meditation and physical exercise have been shown through medical studies to create new neurons and improve cognitive abilities. Just 12 minutes a day of meditation is anti-aging and improves memory.
For true change to take place in our lives, we must first be transformed in our thinking. We must learn to exercise our minds. We do this by learning new things, being intentional with our thoughts, and by doing physical exercise. The most important exercise for the brain is thinking and studying the word of God.
Fear and condemnation are powerful emotions that I believe are at the root of illness. Condemnation can be broken down further into lack of love and judgement. Getting rid of fear, lack of love, and judgement will lead to a healthier life.
Our inner health is just as important as our outer physical health. Did you know aging starts at the cellular level and that your telomeres are listening for your instructions? Join me to learn more about how our inner self can affect our physical health and steps we can take to take back our health!
Fear is an emotion that alerts us that something is amiss or wrong but chronic fear causes stress to our bodies and eventually physical illness. Today's podcast discusses fear and it's affect on the body but more importantly how to overcome fear in our lives.